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Dr. S Balagopal

Pediatrician, Chennai

Dr. S Balagopal Pediatrician, Chennai
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My experience is coupled with genuine concern for my patients. All of my staff is dedicated to your comfort and prompt attention as well....more
My experience is coupled with genuine concern for my patients. All of my staff is dedicated to your comfort and prompt attention as well.
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Dr. S Balagopal is one of the best Pediatricians in Saligramam, Chennai. He is currently practising at Sooriya Hospital in Saligramam, Chennai. Book an appointment online with Dr. S Balagopal on Lybrate.com.

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My 1.5 Year child not eating properly. Only taking milk .is any food supplement for him.Please tell.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
My 1.5 Year child not eating properly. Only taking milk .is any food supplement for him.Please tell.
YOu have to tell his weight and give him all homemade foods and if bottle fed stop bottle and feed from cup. Amway protein is a supplement but not a substitute for normal homemede food
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10 Things To Know About Adolescent Anxiety

Post Graduate Diploma in Pyschology
Psychologist, Noida
10 Things To Know About Adolescent Anxiety

Anxiety is a common issue with growing teenagers. It is not the typical anxiety before exams or academic projects. It is more than that. Anxiety may be the result of the hormonal changes, which predominantly affect the adolescent years of growth. While your body copes with different changes, your mind tangles between the future liberty and present restrictions. Knowing certain facts about this anxiety trail can help you to cope with it.

1. Anxiety is not always a disease: Anxiety is not always a disease. It is a normal phenomenon among adolescent teenagers. However, in certain cases it may be severe for some teenagers. They may feel crippled with anxiety. Under such cases, one would require psychiatric help.

2. Talk to someone: A great way to relieve yourself from stress due to anxiety is to speak with someone. It can be a friend or someone close to share your thoughts. If you know the reason of your anxiety, share it, discuss it. You will definitely feel better.

3. Take a break: Entertainment and break from academic work and schedule is necessary for teenagers to lower anxiety traits. However, if the anxiety is due to peers, you may even take a break from them and engage in family.

4. Cry out loud: It is not a silly thing to cry when you are stressed under anxiety. Crying is an emotional outburst which essentially relieves the stress due to anxiety and lets you control the emotional disturbed state of mind.

5. Good sleep: Sleep is necessary for both mental and physical rest. You need to overcome from the fatigue of routine works, stressful events, peer factor, etc. Catching the essential 8 hour sleep is a great way to overcome anxiety issues.

6. Don’t be conscious: Anxiety is a common factor among all your peers. You are not the only one coping with anxiety stress. So, take it light. Relax and don’t be conscious about your anxiety problems. Consider them to be temporary.

7. Be confident: Losing confidence under the stress due to anxiety can be even more disastrous. The effects will never be better. So be confident about whatever you do, whether right or wrong. Every person learns from his own activities. Whether right or wrong, everything will give you a lesson. So you will never be a loser, you will win a lesson.

8. Don’t feel stupid: Being stressed with anxiety is not abnormal or stupid. Everything is okay with you, and you are not the stupid fellow out there.

9. You are not weak: Anxiety is not a sign of weakness. You can rather make it your strength. Fight it back and keep your energy and enthusiasm high.

10. Anxiety is temporary: As you move ahead of the adolescent period, anxiety will faint. You will be more confident and matured, able to tackle anxiety. So consider it to be an affair of a few years. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a psychiatrist.

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Hi. One of the girl parent were suffering from HIV disease. And they are no more now. Will that be spread to their children any time in their life? Will it affect the future generation?

Diploma in Child Health (DCH), MBBS
Pediatrician, Ponda
Hi. One of the girl parent were suffering from HIV disease. And they are no more now. Will that be spread to their ch...
If parents have died of aids there are high chances of passing on hiv infection to kids. If tridot blood test done for kids at 6 months of age, will give status of infection. As tests done early in life may give false positive results. Regarding passing on to next generation, it's very difficult to have these positive kids grow up get married and have kids. If kids are non infective with hiv infection then also chance of passing on to next gereartion is zero.
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My baby is 9 month old off late I have noticed that his palms and feet remain really hot as compared to rest of the body also I checked his temperature which came out to be normal, what could be the reason pl advice.

Fellowship in Pediatric Critical Care (IAP), MD - Paediatrics, MBBS
Pediatrician, Jalandhar
My baby is 9 month old off late I have noticed that his palms and feet remain really hot as compared to rest of the b...
Baby evaporate body heat by head palm and sole. Check by thermometer if normal then it is a normal finding.
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Hi sir, my son is 3 years old is victim of un-descended testicles can you suggest me up to what age surgery has to be done?

MD - Paediatrics, MBBS
Pediatrician, Tumkur
Hi sir, my son is 3 years old is victim of un-descended testicles can you suggest me up to what age surgery has to be...
Undescended testis should be corrected anytime after 1st year. Prolonged exposure of testis to a high intra abdominal temperature is harmful.
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Unable to produce mothers milk to feed my 4 month's baby. Still feeding through powder mix. Please suggest how can I produce milk in my body.

MD - Paediatrics, MBBS
Pediatrician, Jodhpur
Unable to produce mothers milk to feed my 4 month's baby. Still feeding through powder mix. Please suggest how can I ...
The most effective way to stimulate lactation is continuing breast feeding. The more the child suck at breast more is the milk production. Some natural lactagogues like methi. Jeera. Rai etc they are found to be effective. Some drugs are also effective.
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My child baby girl aged 2.6 weight is 11 kg. But her birth weight was 1.6kg. She is 32 week born. Is her weight is Ok according to her age. And now she started going pre- school and usually caught by cold n cough. Sometimes with fever and without fever. Her cough (not dry) persist for 8 - 9 days. What extra supplements and food should I give to her?

MD - Paediatrics, MBBS
Pediatrician, Tumkur
Birthweight becomes 4 times by 2.5 years. According to that it's normal. As the child is going to school at an early age more prone to get viral infections from other children. No need to give any supplements. Give natur. Al nutritious foods. Give for worms.
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My daughter aged 14 years is type 1 diabetic diagnosed recently. She is taking insulin injections 3 to 4 times a day. Her hands and thighs are all full of injections pricks. Swelling has started now on the places where we try to give injections. Kindly suggest.

MD - Paediatrics, MBBS
Pediatrician, Tumkur
You can give insulin injection on the abdomen. You have to rotate the site of injection to avoid swelling. Suppose you give today on left top, tomorrow right top, then right down & so on.
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My baby is two months old. Her tongue and inside gums has become white. She is refusing to take milk. Please advise.

Diploma in Child Health (DCH), F.I.A.M.S. (Pediatrics)
Pediatrician, Muzaffarnagar
My baby is two months old. Her tongue and inside gums has become white. She is refusing to take milk. Please advise.
White deposit in mouth is usually fungal infection. Apply or just pour 2 to 3 drops of candid mouth paint over the tounge 4 to 5 times in a day. After response, it may be continued 3 times in a day for 1 to 2 monts. Do not scrap or scratch white deposit. If no response in 3 to 4 days, consult pediateician. In case, if she is refusing feed which I suppose she is not able to suckle instead of refusing, give expressed breast milk with spoon for proper nutrition. If baby is not able to swallow, consult immiditely. Exclussive breast milk is strongly advisible up to 6 monts of age.
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My baby is of two month. Before also my milk supply was low. Now it finished. My baby do not want to suck. How to increase my milk supply.

MD Pediatrics
General Physician, Faridabad
My baby is of two month. Before also my milk supply was low. Now it finished. My baby do not want to suck. How to inc...
Putting your child to breat and allowing it to suckle stimulates breast for more milk production. If it does not work, tou might consider using formulae feed for your baby.
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I want to give dry fruit to my baby which dry fruits I can give him for wait gain?

P.G.C.C. Pediatric, MBBS
Pediatrician, Delhi
I want to give dry fruit to my baby which dry fruits I can give him for wait gain?
Give any dry fruit which you want to, crush them and make panjiri, it taste good, panjiri can be mixed with milk also like one does with commercial protein powder like horlicks or bournvita.
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Importance and Tips to Maintain Healthy Milk Teeth

MDS - Pediatric and Preventive Dentistry, BDS
Dentist, Hyderabad
Importance and Tips to Maintain Healthy Milk Teeth

The appearance of the milk teeth is one of the most awaited landmarks in a child's life. The first teeth to erupt are usually the lower front teeth during 6 to 8 months of life, and the last milk tooth to fall off is at 12 to 14 years of age. The playful nature of teeth, difficulty to make them maintain good oral hygiene, and the food habits put the children at increased risk of dental disease.

Very often, because they are in place for a shorter duration, parents tend to ignore decay in the milk teeth. But whether it is decay or gum disease or broken teeth, it is important to immediately treat them.

Listed below are some functions that milk teeth play:

  1. Eating: They may be exerting slightly lesser force than the bigger permanent teeth, but they still play a significant role in chewing and digestion. Children with weak, missing, or decayed molars have poor nutrition and food habits due to their inability to chew food well.
  2. Esthetics: A child with a good set of teeth and an open smile is loved by all. This adds not just to the beauty of the child but also to his self-worth and self-esteem. These children feel more confident and are more social.
  3. Speech development: A good set of teeth are essential for the child's speech development. Improper spacing between teeth or lost tooth not replaced can lead to speech issues.
  4. Space Maintenance: In addition to the above functions, the milk teeth also help to preserve and "maintain" the space that is required for the permanent teeth. As the permanent tooth nears eruption, the milk tooth, gets resorbed, becomes mobile, and finally falls off. In cases where the primary tooth was lost and not replaced, the space may be reduced due to movement of the adjacent and opposing tooth into this space.

Given the above reasons, it is very important to take good care of the primary or milk or deciduous teeth. Some simple things to do would be:

  1. In the very early stages, before regular dental care can begin, the teeth can be wiped off with a gauze wrapped on the finger.
  2. By the first year of life, brushing should be introduced along with rinsing after each meal.
  3. A biannual visit to the dentist for oral prophylaxis with regular cleaning should be started by first year of life.
  4. If the dentist identifies the child to be prone to decay, fluoride application and/or pit and fissure sealants should be used.

These are sufficient reasons to take care of the primary teeth, which play a very important role. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a dentist.

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Sir, my son who is 4.5 year weighing 20 is having chronic tonsillitis for last 2 years, when I consulted ENT surgeon, suggested for operation, kindly advice.

MD - Paediatrics, MBBS
Pediatrician, Tumkur
Lymphoid growth is common in this age. If it is repeatedly infected and ent specialist has advised for removal, follow his advice.
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My 2 years baby fell at my home. After 2,3 minutes his forehead was in reddish and also swelled. We use little thromphophob and also ice pack for reduction of swelling. He s having little temperature. What can I do immediately.?

MBBS
General Physician, Allahabad
My 2 years baby fell at my home. After 2,3 minutes his forehead was in reddish and also swelled. We use little thromp...
Give her Omnacrtil syrup 1/2 Tsf and Syrup Combiflam 1 Tsf twice daily after for 7 Days. Also give Cefadrox syrup 1 Tsf twice daily for7 days.
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My son, a delay birth crying patient is 1year old. His development (physical and mental) is very slow as per his age. He not even sit properly alone. I consult with a pedestrian and a physiotherapist from his 5 months age but development order is not satisfactory. Is there any proper treatment for him? Is he be a normal person in future?

B.Sc(hons), Physics, B.H.M.S., PGDIT (software Engg)
Homeopath, Delhi
My son, a delay birth crying patient is 1year old. His development (physical and mental) is very slow as per his age....
German calc phos 200 4-5 drops orally single dose morn use good milk as health drink wait 3 weeks and report me.
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Four weeks ago my son was given his 10 weeks vaccine (quadrovax). An abscess is seen in the injected area. It is around 3sqcm in size. Please let me know why this abscess came into existence.

MD - Paediatrics, MBBS
Pediatrician, Jaipur
Four weeks ago my son was given his 10 weeks vaccine (quadrovax). An abscess is seen in the injected area. It is arou...
Probably due to poor injection hygeine. A minor sugery may be needed followed by a short course of antibiotics.
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My baby is 7 month old and he taking mother feed and formula feed. But before one week he is not taking formula feed. Due to this day by day his heal keep very low. Give some suggestion what I have to take for eat after mother feed.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
My baby is 7 month old and he taking mother feed and formula feed. But before one week he is not taking formula feed....
Formula feed is best avoided and breastmilk is the best for baby. You can eat all nutritious food. He needs to be given homemade semi solids also
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I have a daughter of 2 years, she always use to eat mud, small particle of rocks etc. Pls give some solution for that?

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
I have a daughter of 2 years, she always use to eat mud, small particle of rocks etc. Pls give some solution for that?
This is called pica and she may be deficient in vitamins and minerals. You have to give worm tablet and multi vitamin and iron syrup.
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